Popularly known as ardha padmasana, this pose stretches and opens hips. It is very useful for meditation as well as breathing exercises. You can precede this pose by Rock the Baby pose.
You can place a blanket under your knee for support. Use caution with this pose if you have knee or hip problems.
How it is to be done - sitting.
Suitable for - Everybody.
Steps - Actual procedure for that asana.
Lotus Pose or Padmasana here shown in Picture . It has another two variations Half Lotus pose and Full Lotus Pose. It is very useful for meditation as well as breathing exercises.
Benefits to body parts - Stretches and open hips.
Other benefits - Helps meditation and breathing exercises.
Precautions - Knee or hip problems.